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Kaleidoscope 2017

Last weekend, Tacoma Musical Playhouse hosted the Washington State Community Theater Association’s One Act Play Festival, in which Washington State theatrical groups brought their best work to stage to contest for awards and for the honor of moving up to the next level of competition. For three consecutive nights (March 2 to 4) Tacomans and visitors were treated to one-act plays performed by theatrical groups from all over the state. The top two groups (taken by Tacoma Little Theatre and hosts Tacoma Musical Playhouse) will take their performances to the regional festival in Boise at the end of the month. There, one lucky group will be selected to the National American Association of Community Theatre’s festival, which will be in Rochester, Minn. June 26 through July 1.
After each one-act performance, a trio of adjudicators… Read Full Story

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‘Arts are Education’

University Place based Dance Theatre Northwest will present its next “Arts Are Education” performance for year 2017 on Friday, March 24 at Custer Elementary, 1:30 p.m. “Arts Are Education” is a part of an ongoing series of DTNW’s community service outreach projects that are free open to the public dance arts performances and arts education lectures.
Friday’s program features Dance Theatre Northwest performing company members and guest artists in both contemporary and traditional classical ballet pieces as well as innovative new works created and staged by Melanie Kirk-Stauffer, Artistic Director. Teaching the students… Read Full Story

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Dance Theatre Northwest presents ‘Illuminations’

Performance incorporates music and dance in response to exhibitions and collections of glass art at the Tacoma Glass Museum.

For more than a decade, Dance Theatre Northwest has been presenting lecture demonstrations incorporating music and dance in response to exhibitions and collections of glass art at the Tacoma Museum of Glass. “Illumination” is an original series of “art inspired” dances created by DTNW’s Artistic Director Melanie KirkStauffer. And, it is coming up on Saturday, March 11, 1 p.m.
One of the themes… Read Full Story

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Friday, Feb. 24 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC B SHARP COFFEE: Hal Merrill (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: “Latin Nights” with DJ Maura and DJ Leo (salsa, merengue and reggaeton DJ) 10 p.m., $10-$240 G. DONNALSON'S: James Haye (blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: The Dusty…

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Ernest A. Jasmin

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